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The Middle East Exchange

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In the face of regional turmoil, exacerbated by the rise of the Islamic State, many Arab governments are embracing a new solution-oriented agenda – focused on economic diversification, improved education systems, and private-sector-led growth – to stimulate reform and development. In “The Middle East Exchange” Project Syndicate, in partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, provides a unique global platform to help frame and stimulate regional and global debate on the vital development issues shaping Arab societies.

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    From Great Moderation to Great Stagflation

    Nouriel Roubini

    For decades, relative global stability, sound economic-policy management, and the steady expansion of trade to and from emerging markets combined to keep costs down. But now all these conditions have been overturned, and the world is settling into a dangerous and destabilizing new regime.

    explains why the long era of low inflation, cheap imports, and consistent growth is now over.
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    Why the Inflation Reduction Act Is a Big Deal

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    If it passes, the US Inflation Reduction Act would be a landmark legislative achievement. With provisions to accelerate America's clean-energy transition, control health-care costs, and restore some sanity to the tax code, it will not only curtail inflation but also bolster America's long-term competitiveness.

    explains how the legislation would address several key longstanding problems facing America.

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